When Edmondson defensive end David Mackall committed to Maryland in July 2008, he was an under-the-radar prospect who had just two other scholarship offers (East Carolina, Eastern Michigan).
Much has changed since then. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Baltimore native spent this past season at Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy is now ranked as Rivals.com's No. 5 prep school recruit in the country.
Defensive end David Mackall checks in at No. 5 and has been looking around at Michigan, Rutgers and other schools, but he continues to be committed to Maryland. The 6-3, 240-pounder was all over the field for Fork Union.
• Jake Wheeler, a 6-foot-7, 240-pound offensive tackle from Plantation, Fla., has committed to Maryland, according to ESPN.com. Testudo Times breaks down the commitment here. Check back with Recruiting Report next week for more on Wheeler.• Maryland defensive back commitments Jeremiah Johnson (Suitland) and Titus Till (Wise) were selected to the consensus all-state team. Bishop McNamara wide receiver Brandon Coleman was also a first-team selection.
Bishop McNamara 6-foot-6 wide receiver Brandon Coleman battled double coverage much of the season, but caught 48 passes for 789 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's narrowed his college choices to Maryland, Rutgers and Syracuse.
Ifill, a senior at Penn Hills who was recruited to play cornerback, chose Pitt over Maryland, but he also had numerous other Division I scholarship offers.
The 6-foot, 200-pound defensive back selected the Pac-10 Conference school over a host of suitors including Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech.
"My mind was made up that he was going to Maryland and follow in my footsteps," [Furman's father] said. "When we went to Michigan, I was blown away by the coaching staff and the facilities. I was blown away by everything they had to offer."
Cornerback Louis Young, from Olney, Maryland, also reconfirmed his commitment to Stanford on Monday. He originally gave the school a soft verbal because of a desire to play in the ACC.
"I wanted to come out and have fun but also make a statement that little guys can play well" Monroe said, "I worked hard and that hard work led to success in this game."
He was the area's leading scorer with more 27 points per game, and averaged nearly eight assists per night. The Maryland commit guided the Eagles to their third 4A-II state finals. But he is still waiting for his first championship victory. This season, Santa Rita is off to a 7-0 start.
Terrence Ross struggled from the field (6-for-21), but finished with 15 points and six boards.
Before a packed gymnasium on Tuesday night, Hopkins scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the top-ranked Stags to a comfortable 76-61 over 12th-ranked St. John's in a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference game.
Desmond Hubert had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 11 blocked shots for the winners.
O'Hara ended up making it interesting, with senior Natasha Cloud (12 points, four rebounds, five steals, two assists, one blocked shot) scoring nine points in the last period.
Alyssa Thomas pumped in 23 points and Emilee Salinger added 13 for the Rams, who skated to victory following a 28-9 third-quarter run. Thomas, who added 11 rebounds and six assists, and Salinger accounted for 13 during the tell-tale run.